The Senior Mission Leaders Course (SMLC) is being organized by the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in cooperation with Government of India at the Centre for UN Peacekeeping (CUNPK) in New Delhi from 20-31 March 2017. A total of
25 participants from 18 countries will attend the course along with 21 UN officials, senior mentors, facilitators and presenters for the conduct of the course.
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The keynote address at the inaugural session of SMLC at the Manekshaw Centre will be delivered by Smt. Preeti Saran, Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs, and will be attended by by Lt General J.S. Cheema, Deputy Chief of Army Staff (IS&T) and
Mr. Jack Christofides, Director, Department of Policy, Evaluation & Training (DPET), United Nations.
India continues its strong commitment to UN Peacekeeping both through enhanced contributions and peacekeeping capacity building efforts in recent times. More than 200,000 Indian troops, military observers and civilian police officers have participated in 48
out of the 69 UN Peacekeeping Operations and Observer Missions established since 1948.
The annual SML course is conducted with the objective to strengthen the senior leadership’s capacity through training on effective planning and conducting of integrated UN peace support operations. It provides a forum for the participants to interact on diverse
issues related to peace and security; and challenges faced by them in UN missions. Participants in this course are high ranking military, police and civilian officials and who are expected to assume senior leadership positions in future UN Peace operations.
Since its inception in September, 2000, the Centre for UN Peacekeeping in New Delhi has conducted a series of international and national courses, seminars and peacekeeping exercises, and continues to expand its activities and networking.
March 16, 2017